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Visitor Figures Continue to Rise in Hamburg

More guests and overnight stays in September. Hamburg Tourism continues growth in the first nine months of 2014

Hamburg’s accommodation providers reported increased numbers of guests and nights for September 2014. Compared to last year’s period, the number of overnight stays rose by 3.5 per cent to just under 1,100 000. Visitor figures grew by 1.7 per cent to 525,000, the Office of Statistics North reported on Friday.

Included in the survey were 345 registered places of accommodation with nearly 55,000 beds on offer. The average bed occupancy was 64 per cent. The number of overnight stays by guests from Germany declined by 1.5 per cent to 775,000 nights. Foreign visitors booked around 290,000 nights (plus 19.4 per cent). Almost 25 per cent of the visitors came from abroad, most of them from Denmark, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Austria, and the United States.

Solid Growth in 2014

The positive trends has been prevailing in Hamburg for the entire year of 2014, with more tourists visiting the Hanseatic city than in the first nine months of last year. While the overall growth in overnight stays totalled 2.3 per cent, Hamburg saw a rise of visitor figures by 1.8, with the average length of stay increased from 1.9 to two days.

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